I’ve fallen a little behind on my blog posting schedule. It’s tempting – and true – to say that life has got in the way of art. I mean, just last night I had an unfortunate accident with a wok and boiling oil that left me in a lot of pain and reluctant to do much of anything.
This morning however I watched visual artist Sarah Gully on Art Nation. I was particularly impressed by her comments regarding housework.
I have so many ideas that a lifetime isn’t enough to get them all down on paper and board. When Francis Bacon was asked how he was so prolific he said simply, “I don’t do housework.” And I thought at the time that’s it, I won’t do it either – I’ll just paint.
I’m reminded too of Gilbert and George and their decision not to have a kitchen in their house so they could focus on their art.